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Coneflower H.E.L.L.O Card

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Coneflower H.E.L.L.O Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Ah, day seven of the coloring challenge and I finally pulled myself away from my Copic markers. I have not used colored pencils much since acquiring Copic markers so it was fun to pull them out of their dusty corner and put them to good use. I have a mix of sets from over 30 years old to present. I keep them all in a case. That case if quite fat now. I used Strathmore 400 series watercolor...

Crazy Flourescent Birds Birthday Card

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I made this up for my cousin. I love Holtz Crazy Birds. I did these two guys in flourescent pink to orange. I die cut them and their eyes which I added glossy accents to. I also used glossy accents on the balloons. I used Moonlight Gel pens to pen Happy Birthday and doodled around the edges.My cousin will love this handmade card.

Copic Sketch markers used:

Birds: RV25, FRV1, RYR1...

Explore Now Card

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Explore Now | Tracy Marie Lewis |

Now I am on to day five of the coloring challenge and I am still going strong. We are discussing our departure date which might put a damper on my coloring time. It seems were just about finished with prep for our slow travel journey and  we suspect that by the 15th we will be in travel mode. I have noticed a "type" of coloring that has a very vivid focal with a dark edge and background that...

Cheerful Blue Floral Enjoy Your Day Card

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Cheerful Blue Floral Enjoy Your Day Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I am at the end of day four of the 30 days of coloring challenge. Today I tried to gain some ground and get multiple projects started. I finished one project and got a good start on the next project. In fact, I reversed the order of projects because today a new stamp set came in the mail. Of course I HAD to stamp them and finish my favorite. I bought Penny Blacks Delicate Florals for the...

Newton's Not Feline Well Card

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Newton's Not Feline Well Card

Today coloring project was a bigger challenge. I thought I was ahead of the game!as  I'd colored the Newton stamped images yesterday and had come up with a rough layout. Today started with the discovery that I'd missed the first day of the hop 30 days of coloring I missed it I don't know. So I spent the morning painstakingly going through every single article looking at all the new...

Thanks For Taking Care Of Me Card

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Thanks For Taking Care Of Me Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

This is day two's coloring project. My mom pointed out that IF I manage to color every day and I am successful at finishing projects, I will end up with a large number of cards. This is very true. I am going to turn it into an opportunity to give cards to people who I should thank or send appreciation for their help over the years. This card is for my husband who has patiently (no pun intended...

Tea Cup Celebrate Card

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Tea Cup Celebrate Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

The second stamp a stack card I worked on is lower on my "like" list. Similar to the tuxedo card, I am not quite sure what to do with a card that has teacups on it and I don't hang out with a teacup crowd. This card is from an early stamp a stack in March 2016. I do think this came out quite pretty even though my use of it will be limited. I have a stack of gold doilies, we were provided white...

Blue and Green Dragonfly Card - Masculine

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Blue and Green Dragonfly Card | Tracy Marie Lewis |

I moved right along to the next card. I already had a Memento Tuxedo Black stamped dragonfly waiting to be colored. I find I don't like the two step color approach and opted to watercolor the wings. I used blueprint sketch and twisted citron. After painting the wings I die cut then fussy cut off the white like I did with the first card. I used the dots stamp included with the stamp set, mixing...

Purple Dragonfly Birthday Card

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Purple Dragonfly Birthday Card| Tracy Marie Lewis |

I've had this stamp and die bundle for a couple of months now. It was by far the favorite item in this year's Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog. I haven't made the time to use the bundle yet so decided that I would use it exclusively for my March birthday cards. The challenge is that though one birthday is my mother-in law, easy, the second is my father-in-law which will be a bigger challenge as...